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Congregation Brothers of Israel

L'dor Vador—From Generation to Generation since 1883
לדור ודור

Thousands of years after Ruth—the “mother of all converts”—told her mother-in-law Naomi in the Book of Ruth, “Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people will be my people and your God will be my God,” large numbers of non-Jews from around the U.S. have been embracing Judaism as their religion of choice—in fact, current estimates show 1 in 6 American Jews are converts.

 *Excerpt fom April 2019 edition of USCJ's Journey's Magazine

  Please Enjoy our Video on Interfaith Families

                                                         

CBOI prides itself on welcoming families of various backgrounds to join and add their strength to our community. We are a Modern Conservative synagogue striving to find the balance between tradition and modernity while ensuring that all people feel welcome. At CBOI, both parents in interfaith families, as well as Non-Jewish grandparents and family members of other faith backgrounds, are encouraged to be involved in the naming of a child and the blessing of a son or daughter as they reach their Bar/Bat Mitzvah. They are invited to be called to receive blessings on special occasions such as consecration, confirmation or graduation; and to be part of a group blessing for travel to Israel or other places. Rabbi Gaber is always ready to meet with couples getting married and is happy to help couples navigate a path toward a joyous celebratory moment. (Please be aware that Rabbis of the Conservative Movement are only permitted to officiate at the marriage of two members of the Jewish faith.) Additionally, Rabbi Gaber and the synagogue are there to help all members of the congregation find comfort and support during difficult moments. While many Jewish rituals and traditions are universal, Rabbi Gaber is available to offer guidance to a multi-faith family during these times.

CBOI is a member of  KESHET and we also welcome LGBTQ families.

The Keruv Committee is chaired by Michael Dubrow.

Wed, November 13 2019 15 Cheshvan 5780